When someone mentions working actors, chances are they are referring to someone like the Scottish actor Graham McTavish. McTavish, who played Ser Harrold Westerling in House of the Dragon, has been filming since 1986, with one of his first roles alongside Denzel Washington in one of his worst films, For Queen and Country, in which he played Lieutenant.
After two decades of predominantly British television roles that prove he’s a steady and hard-working actor, he auditioned for Rambo just days after moving to the United States. “It was just one of those crazy moments,” he told reporters. Daily entry in 2008. “I thought I was just going to meet the casting director, but then I found out that there were all these Rambo and Rocky posters on the walls, and it dawned on me that I was in Sylvester Stallone’s office.” On that day, he was offered the role of Commander Lewis.
Seven years later, McTavish would take on the role of coach Tommy Holiday on Creed, becoming the first and only person to play with Stallone in both the Rambo and Rocky franchises (via Film Market).